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Books, other donations sought for annual library sale

The event provides supplemental funds for programs, materials and other extras for the Jackson, Lakefield and Heron Lake libraries. Books, audiobooks, CDs, DVDs, LPs, puzzles and games can be dropped off in Jackson at the Historic State Theater and Sunshine Foods. Textbooks, encyclopedias and magazines will not be accepted. People who need help with dropping […]

ETHS Senior Is the Masked Man Behind ‘Safe Books’

Kiran Kuttan, a rising senior at Evanston Township High School, is dismayed at the choices he sees many fellow Evanstonians making while they shelter at home. “Most people have switched from reading to watching too much [junk] on their digital platforms,” he says. Statistics bear out his impression. The first week of the COVID-19 quarantine, […]

Salman Rushdie, Diana Gabaldon and other authors reflect on the books they find most transporting

In my estimation, two of the greatest books to transport a reader in space and time are a novel and a memoir. The novel, “A House for Mr. Biswas,” by V.S. Naipaul — a fractious family, a complex culture, a tiny island, before and after World War I; brilliant, funny, multilayered. And the other, “Christ […]

The 20 Best Books to Read This Summer

A shocking, anguished, beautifully written account of Crawford’s sexual assault at the elite St. Paul’s School in the days before #MeToo — and her belated understanding, after attacks at the school decades later, of just how badly the adults had failed her. (July) NONFICTION Buy It! $28; barnesandnoble.com Article source: https://people.com/books/the-best-books-to-read-this-summer-2020/

22 books that local experts say you should read this summer

The coronavirus pandemic may have put the brakes on your summer travel plans — but there are plenty of new books on the horizon that can still provide you the perfect escape. We asked staff members at four local bookstores — Brookline Booksmith, Harvard Book Store, Porter Square Books, and Trident Booksellers and Cafe — […]

22 books that local experts say you should read this summer

The coronavirus pandemic may have put the brakes on your summer travel plans — but there are plenty of new books on the horizon that can still provide you the perfect escape. We asked staff members at four local bookstores — Brookline Booksmith, Harvard Book Store, Porter Square Books, and Trident Booksellers and Cafe — […]

Read J.K. Rowling’s new book, ‘The Ickabog,’ online for free

J.K. Rowling is publishing a new children’s book online. The “Harry Potter” author released the first two chapters of “The Ickabog” on a new website Tuesday, explaining that the story will be released for free over the next seven weeks. Posted every weekday, each installment will be “a chapter (or two or three).” “I had […]

Read J.K. Rowling’s new book, ‘The Ickabog,’ online for free

J.K. Rowling is publishing a new children’s book online. The “Harry Potter” author released the first two chapters of “The Ickabog” on a new website Tuesday, explaining that the story will be released for free over the next seven weeks. Posted every weekday, each installment will be “a chapter (or two or three).” “I had […]

Ask a Book Critic: Books to read when you’re losing your purpose

Welcome to the latest installment of Vox’s Ask a Book Critic, in which I, Vox book critic Constance Grady, provide book recommendations to suit your very specific mood: either how you’re feeling right now or how you’d like to be feeling instead. I have spent the last week poking around my galley pile, trying to […]

Ask a Book Critic: Books to read when you’re losing your purpose

Welcome to the latest installment of Vox’s Ask a Book Critic, in which I, Vox book critic Constance Grady, provide book recommendations to suit your very specific mood: either how you’re feeling right now or how you’d like to be feeling instead. I have spent the last week poking around my galley pile, trying to […]